Ashram rules:

1. Service to Krsna is a voluntary activity, and a great priviledge. No one is to be felt lesser of, analyized, or looked down upon in this voluntary environment.

2. There should be no fault finding, politics or conspiracy talk. Speaking of ones own pastimes should be done carefully, with a Krsna conscious outcome. Speaking about others should only be a positive experience... We should however always examine our own faults...and be ready to express those to others. Again, we are here not to judge but only to give positive encouragment on this Bhakti path.

3. Attendance for the morning arotik, kirtans and classes is highly reccommended. This brings its own rewards. The rewards for entering into Krsna's service are many---rewarded by guru and Krsna himself. Service renedered without expectation of profit, adoration, or individual distinction is encouraged, and brings with it, its own special reward.

4. The practice of devotional sadhana is the means by which we serve Krsna with the aim of deepening our relationship with guru and Krsna. The lack of such practice carries its own experience.

5. Everyone is urged to chant a prescribed number of rounds with attention and proper mood, (as a child lost in the forest). 16 rounds minimum, of concentrated holy names is reccommened by His Divine Grace.

6. Everyone is encouraged to read, study and absorb the information in Srila Prabhupada's books as recommended by His Divine Grace. One should accurately learn the philosophy, Vaisnava behavior, and should daily speak and hear the pastimes of Krsna.. All areas of learning should be given equal time. Requests for ample time regarding these studies should be put forward individually.

7. Everyone should have a practical engagement for the smooth running of the Murari farm. This engagement should be performed seamlessly---any change has to be submitted at least one day ahead.

Basically.., we should strive to live by Lord Caitanyats 3rd prayer inthe Shikshastic prayers:
"One should chant the holy names of the Lord in a humble state of mind, thinking himself lower than the straw in the street, more tolerant than a tree, devoid of all sense of false prestige and ready to offer all respects to others...in such a state of mind one can chant the holy names of the Lord constantly. "

I hope everyone will be happy with this approach....
Hari Nama Samkirtana ki jaya!

Your insignificant servant, Gadi das
Sacred guidelines and rules of ashram life